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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding activity for a period of 120 days testing lab packaging Type S share facility space Seller’s permit number secondary package product guidelines Temporary License Application Information Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) child-resistant outer package Licensee Information cannabis plants government warning statement label labeling supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products A-license and an M-license inhalable cannabis A-license Track and Trace disposal Local Authorization Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control emergency regulations security remove THC/CBD equity interest in a commercial cannabis business licensing cannabis retailers California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates infusion commercial cannabis activity extracts Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods exception for testing laboratories Moisture Content Testing THC levels Temporary License Application 600 foot radius of a school investment into a commercial cannabis business The California Department of Public Health's Foreign Material Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package some nutritional facts temporary license track and trace system entry into the legal, regulated market Premises Diagram immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 600-foot radius of a school LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS no infusion of alcohol quality control chain of custody M-licensees licensed premises evidence of rehabilitation cannabis industries allergen information Physical address re-sealable commercial kitchens Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch health claims Live Scans for each owner 2019 problems medicinal commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis contaminant free unique ID/batch number medicinal and adult-use or both markets no infusion of nicotine managing member primary panel requirements potentially-hazardous foods waste disposal exit packaging Vehicle Requirements CDPH-issued universal symbol 120 days contaminants 2019 important information Percentage of ownership medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Form # CDPH-9041 basic nutritional information Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) health impacts of cannabis Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Local Authorization Attachment sales of cannabis goods waste management laws microbusinesses manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Premises diagram recordkeeping public health and safety Terpenoids Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL regulatory framework MCSB’s temporary license application stickers Retailer (nonstorefront) three cannabis licensing authorities Retailer (Type 10) aggregate interest of 20% or more Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 alcoholic beverages requiring refrigeration mandated warning statements Temporary Cannabis Event 2019 proposed changes member manager supply chain cannabis event organizer license highly-concentrated oils or waxes Transport vehicles alarm system compliance with local jurisdiction Distributor transport Financial Interest regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California inventory and quality control Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) A-licensees persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers supplemental label compliance with regulations topicals 2019 laws Application Checklist 2019 resolutions Ethanol final form minimum standards for extraction processes financial interest holder cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing cannabis sales and/or consumption sampling standards transporting cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers CDTFA seller’s permit destruction of cannabis goods hydrocarbon-based solvents Bond and Insurance Information Extractions using CO2 opaque exit package licensing cannabis microbusinesses retailers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Lookup Tool Cannabinoids Testing annual license application diagram of the business’s layout Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS disclosure of all criminal convictions surety bond certified by a California-licensed engineer 2019 issues Fingerprints onsite consumption of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Local Issuing Authority local jurisdiction packaging and labeling transportation and security Premises Information Individual Owner Cultivation less than 10,000 California Public Records Act Completed Temporary License Application Form manned motor vehicle testing laboratories manufacture cannabis products loan provided to a commercial cannabis business tamper-evident sanitary workplaces amount of THC content capsules identity of the product conditional license Business Information manufacturing cannabis products finished product local jurisdiction authorization licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Owner operating procedures 2019 new laws Food-grade Butter/Oil three state cannabis-licensing authorities Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 motor carrier permit storage of cannabis goods scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Mechanical protocol Distributor Transport Only security and cannabis waste disposal commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) labels not be attractive distributors 2019 updates operating premises amount of sodium manufacturing activities licensed cannabis distributors cannabis adult-use products 2019 compliance license review process product formulation purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands volatile solvent Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division paper inserted into the packaging at least 20% ownership interest The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act persons 21 years of age or older secured area Transition Period Criminal History Operating Procedures manufacturer's name Butane/Hexane/Propane edibles packaging opaque pre-made or purchased Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Industrial Hemp Advisory Board commercial cannabis manufacturers premises diagram Local Jurisdictions Business Organizational testing of cannabis goods required limits tinctures BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL nonlaboratory quality control onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods designated structure cannabis waste M-license must enter certain events Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Identifying information Labor peace agreement Cannabis Manufacturing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity property for the commercial cannabis activity sanitary and hazard-free environment licensing scheme 2019 regulations Heavy Metals Testing valid waiver at least 99% purity vape cartridges evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises no added caffeine testing methods dried flower transportation laboratory quality assurance California Department of Public Health extraction shipping manifest MCSB licensing cannabis distributors CO2 and ethanol extractions packaging and labeling requirements concentrate separate applications 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market procedures for inventory control definition of owner Proposition 65 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity disposal and destruction methods public Licensee Lookup Tool Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 recent news loop system sugar CDPH-9041 transport cannabis goods to retailer consumption of alcohol or tobacco product as a candy prohibited manufacturing practices licensed cannabis manufacturers good manufacturing practices medicinal and adult-use markets structure and formation documents meat and seafood, and other products Financial information shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company period of 120 days Manufacturing (non-volatile) edible products online licensing system Bond in the amount of $5,000 commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis products ingredient list informational panel secondary packaging convicted of a substantially related crime Microbusiness shared-use manufacturing facilities Temporary event up to 4 days an officer or director of a cannabis business highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin inventory Arranging for laboratory testing ownership premises is not within a Government 2019 fines Licensees cultivation list of artificial food colorings cannabis training Proposed Section 40133 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis market 100 mg of THC per package child-resistant packaging Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed physical location (premises) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Edibles– Products licensed cannabis cultivators Mycotoxins Testing payable to the state of California cannabis cultivation licensing hang tag or a peel-back label written procedures for inventory control tobacco products carbohydrates and fat per serving access to the area(s) Personnel Requirements cannabis cartoons conducting quality assurance review transportation of cannabis goods small product packaging licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories periods of 90 days extensions Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) state cannabis licensing 2019 revisions and more.

In addition, Monitor Informational panel Type 11 (Distributor) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pathogen In-process material Adequate Raw material Unique identifier Processing aid list of cannabis manufacturers Proposition 65 warning statement Hazard Licensee Adult-use Market Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Contact surface gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Bureau Quality THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Mixed-light Tier 2 THC Pest Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Watts per square foot Product Identity Type 10 (Retailer) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Process Cultivation Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Nonvolatile solvent Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Component infused pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mature plant Harvest Batch Validation Theoretical yield cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Pre-roll Small Indoor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 12 (Microbusiness) Edible cannabis product Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Mixed-light cultivation Commercial cannabis activity Extraction Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Dried flower Specialty Outdoor Verification Wet weight Specialty Indoor Preventive controls Microorganisms Volatile solvent Processing Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N – for infusions CBD Primary panel Mixed-light Tier 1 Allergen cross-contact package flower or pre-rolls Department Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Holding UID Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Indoor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Applicant Quality control personnel MCSB 90-day extension periods Universal symbol Personnel Lot Track-and-trace systems Outdoor cultivation Processor Net weight Canopy Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock adulteration Specialty Cottage Indoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Cannabis product Package Batch Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Finished product Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Allergen M-license Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Actual yield Serving Manufacture CBD from industrial hemp Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Adulterated Immature plant DPH-17-010E Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Sanitize Environmental pathogen Track and trace system Nursery Flowering Quarantine Qualified individual Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Premises Medium Outdoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product track and trace system Request for Live Scan Cultivation site Distribution Small Outdoor Indoor cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Kief Infusion cannabis concentrates Manufacturer licensee Limited-access area Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Ingredient Quality control operation Topical cannabis product Labeling and more.


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